For we walk by faith, not by sight

2 Corinthians 5:7

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

2 Corinthians 5:17

First Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1944 under the pastoral leadership of Rev. W.E. Franklin. It was the first church established in Marin City, where worship services took place in Rev. Franklin’s living room.

 

Over 70 years later, under the leadership of Rev. Rondall Leggett, FMBC continues to share its Christian vision, witness and outreach in the Marin Community.

Our church mission is to Love God, Love People and Make Disciples. Our vision in upholding this mission is to make the Great Commandment and the Great Commission come alive through acts of service and love.

WE ARE HIS NEW CREATION…
BY WATER…

AND THE WORD…

WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Scriptures

We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God and is God’s revelation of Himself to man…

2 Timothy 3:16

 

God

There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

God the Father

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. …God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

God the Son

Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. …He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.

God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. …He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. …He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

Man

Man is the special creation of God, in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. …By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. …The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every person of every race possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Salvation

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.

God’s Purpose of Grace

Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. …All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.